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Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home – News

Check out the photos from our Christmas Card shoot at Tatton Park!

Click on the image and take a look at our photos from our Woofstock event! 

Click on the image and take a look at our photos from our Go Walkies event in Heaton Park!

 

 

Have you heard of Shiply? A couple of weeks ago we reached out to them on Twitter for help. We had just received a donation of four heavy pallets of dog food but had no way of transporting it all from Leicestershire to Cheshire.

That’s where Shiply kindly stepped in, for those of you haven’t heard of Shiply it is an online delivery comparison website “like eBay but for moving stuff”.

The delivery needed to be transported urgently. So, Shiply kindly stepped in to arrange the delivery and covered the cost of it.

Saving our paws and meaning we have food for the coming month. Thank you Shiply!

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Bramhall Park Lawn Tennis Club and Evo Tennis – October 2015

An unexpected early morning visitor arrived at Cheshire dogs home today. Carrying 2 huge boxes, with a big smile on his face and a surprise in his pocket.

Dan Turner, the Head Coach at the club had arranged a surprise collection for the dogs at our home and arrived with around 100 tennis balls and £50.00 cash for our charity.

Boxes of Tennis Balls are a perfect treat for our doggys... Thank you very much Bramhall Tennis Club!

Boxes of Tennis Balls are a perfect treat for our doggy’s… Thank you very much Bramhall Tennis Club!

The staff where thrilled and we have all had a lot of fun this afternoon in the sun playing in the yard with our dogs home residents and its certainly gone down well.

Having a ball of a time

“Having a ball of a time”

We would just like to thank everybody from Bramhall Tennis Club and Evo-Tennis as it was a very thoughtful donation and is much appreciated!

Tom and Dan having a quick game of fetch out on the local fields with just one of our residents who needs a forever home.

Tom and Dan having a quick game of fetch out on the local fields with just one of our residents who needs a forever home.

“Cleos First Week with The Andersons”

"Home Sweet Home for Cleo"

“Some dogs dreams do come true!”

GOOD NEWS! Every day here at Cheshire Dogs Home is different however nothing changes when it comes to waving farewell to one of our much loved resident doggies, many sad yet happy tears are shed and we look forward to plenty of updates from their new family.

On Thursday 8th of October Ian Anderson popped into Cheshire Dogs home, following a meet and greet with our resident Cleo the week before with the all the family.

Tom, Jackie, Cleo and Ian before the final farewells at Cheshire Dogs Home

Tom, Jackie, Cleo and Ian before the final farewells at Cheshire Dogs Home

It was love at first sight for Ian and Jackie Anderson when they popped over to Cheshire dogs home in early October, Cleo was finishing a course of treatment at the in house veterinary clinic so after leaving the home they had a little time to wait before an adoption would be possible.
After a speedy recovery Cleo from her treatment, our happy healthy pup was ready to start a new life with the Andersons after a difficult start in life Cleo has always been a friendly and inquisitive face around the home and many staff wanted to say goodbye before she embarked on this exciting new adventure with Ian to the family home.

Cleo is Josh’s new best friend for life, Jackie’s youngest son has waited patiently to have his own dog and regularly takes Cleo on long walks, plays in the garden with her many new toys and of course enjoys cuddles with the family at night.

Cleo takes Josh for a walk ;)

Cleo takes Josh for a walk 😉

She has settled into her new routine and home with no problems what so ever and this is tribute to the many volunteers at the dogs home who have helped train and handle Cleo since she arrived many moons ago, Dogs like Cleo are often just a product of their environment and she can come on leaps and bounds. Shes event been learning a few new tricks…

Cleo playing Paw with Josh

Cleo playing Paw with Josh

Many thanks to The Andersons for giving a dog a chance and also for the lovely emails and messages they have sent to us all here at the home, sharing is caring after all.

Ian and Cleo, She found her forever home and is now know as Cleo Anderson :)

Ian and Cleo, She found her forever home and is now know as Cleo Anderson 🙂

Manchester Dogs Home

Update Sept 2014

The staff and trustees of Manchester Dogs’ Home would like to express their enormous gratitude for the huge support received from the public following the devastating fire on site Thursday night.

All of the surviving dogs are now being cared for – the majority of them going to sister site Cheshire Dogs’ Home and those in need of veterinary treatment have been receiving it.

The Dogs’ Home has been inundated with messages of support from members of the public and local businesses. Donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/dogshome.  We have now setup a telephone number – 08445040404 staffed by volunteers to co-ordinate inquiries  – members of the public are urged not to come to Manchester Dogs’ Home, as the police investigation will be continuing and access is restricted.

Other charities stepped in immediately to help, for which the Dogs’ Home is also very grateful.

While the charity now needs to assess the situation and determine next steps, Manchester Dogs’ Home would like to commend its staff, many of whom witnessed atrocious sights on Thursday evening.

In the coming days the Dogs’ Home will be letting members of the public know how they can help both practically and financially.

We would like to express our enormous gratitude to the local community for their wonderful help during this sad event. Our heartfelt thanks also go out to the Emergency Services for their consumate professionalism and caring assistance.

We would also like to thank all of the wonderful people from all over the U.K. and further afield for their generousity and support, our sad story seems to have touched so many people all over the World.

 

Statement from Manchester & Cheshire Dogs’ Home

One Week On From Fire at our Manchester Site

The staff and trustees of Manchester & Cheshire Dogs’ Home would like to send a huge and heart-felt thank you to the public, one week after the devastating fire at our site Manchester Dogs’ Home.

During this past week we have been overwhelmed, deeply touched and humbled by the incredible response from the public in Manchester, Cheshire and beyond. We have received so many donations, offers of practical support, words of kindness and messages of hope – from individuals, families, businesses and other charities – all of which have helped us tremendously in this very difficult period.

One week on from the fire, we continue to mourn the loss of dozens of our dogs – vulnerable animals whom our staff and volunteers had known, loved and cared for. The loss of one dog in this way would have been terribly sad; to have lost this many, and in such a way, is incomprehensible. In the coming weeks we will be ensuring that our members of staff have all the emotional and psychological support they need going forwards.

The majority of the surviving dogs were transported from Manchester to our Grappenhall site on the night of the fire; many of them are now being fostered in loving homes, while others are receiving intensive rehabilitation treatment following the traumatic events of last Thursday.

At this point we would again like to commend our staff and volunteers, who have worked tirelessly over the past week and continue to do so. We are incredibly fortunate as an organization to have so many dedicated staff and a very dynamic group of volunteers old and new.